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Cushing and Hatherly MSBA Project


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What is the project?

A number of years ago, Scituate Public Schools began studying the possibility of upgrading two of its elementary schools. 

  • Hatherly Elementary School: Built in 1962 (61 years old)
  • Cushing Elementary School: Built in 1964 (59 years old)

The SPS community is participating in a feasibility study, engaging with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), an Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) and Designer/Architect and stakeholders throughout the Scituate community.


While there are no major red flags or dangerous safety conditions at either school, an existing conditions assessment identified that: 

  • Both schools experience space deficiencies in their educational programs, particularly, special education, art, and music.
  • Both have inappropriate space adjacencies: library, gymnasium
  • Each school needs significant upgrades, including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, exterior windows and envelope, and improvements to meet ADA requirements.
  • Both have temporary, 20-year-old modular classrooms.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a list of FAQs about the Cushing and Hatherly MSBA building project.

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